Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Reading Is Presidential" Book Drive Promotes Civic Literacy!

Celebrate the Inauguration of Barack Obama by Donating a Book to D.C. Students and Schools

The organizations Sallie Mae, Building Hope, and Reading Is Fundamental have joined forces to launch a nationwide book drive celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. The goal of the "Reading Is Presidential" inaugural book drive is to collect more than 44,000 books for Washington, D.C. schools in honor of the historic election of the nation's 44th president.

Every $5 donation made to "Reading Is Presidential" provides one new book to a D.C. public school child, as well as support to RIF’s national mission. Learn more and donate at:

The inauguration is just five days away! Discover how inaugural speeches are crafted, what the Constitution has to say about inauguration ceremonies, and which president’s parade lasted almost five hours by checking out the free and informative Our White House Kids' Inauguration Celebration Kit! This online celebration kit not only includes articles explaining inaugural history, but also many fun and enriching activities you can share with the young people in your lives. Find it now at:

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